Dare to Bake!: Cupcake Recipes to Awaken Your Sweet Tooth

Ady Abreu 2012 Winner of Food Network's Cupcake Wars

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Learn to bake new and creative cupcakes using everything from the standard vanilla and chocolate to fruits and vegetables. These proven cupcake recipes can be easily recreated at home and also provide a fresh twist to some classics. There are the Tamarind and Guava cupcakes or the Hibiscus flower and Passion Fruit cupcakes that include exotic but easy-to-find fruits. There's also a selection of all-time favorites: peanut butter apple, fruity cereal, and pumpkin spice latte. The versatility of vegetables can be found in sweet and savory cupcake flavors such as spinach, corn, and pepper. With step-by-step baking instructions for the cupcake, filling, and icing, you'll soon be creating gourmet and delicious cupcakes that are sure to impress family and friends. This book is perfect for the avid bakers who want to look beyond the typical cupcake recipe.

Size: 9 1/8" x 8 1/8" | 48 color images | 96 pp
ISBN13: 9780764347962

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Ady Abreu is the owner of Ady Cakes, a custom cake and cupcake shop with locations in West Reading and Lititz,Pennsylvania. Born and raised in the Dominican Republic, Ady graduated from college with a degree in Industrial Engineering at the age of 20. After moving to the United States in 2000 and working for various corporations, she decided to take her life’s savings and pursue her passion for baking and cake decorating. In 2007, opened Ady Cakes.Customers were drawn to her shop for her artistic cake creations and daring cupcakes flavors. In 2012, she competed and won the top prize on the wildly popular Food Network show Cupcake Wars. For several weeks after Cupcake Wars aired, thousands of people lined outside of her little shop to buy her cupcakes. A question that Ady always gets from her fans and customers is how she comes up with these creative cupcake ideas? The answer is simple, she says: “Through curiosity”.Ady was awarded the 2012 Business Person of the Year by the Latino Chamber of Commerce, and was recognized by the United States Senate, Senate of Pennsylvania, House of Representatives, US Congress, and the City of Reading for her dedication and contribution to the business community. Her work has been featured in several magazines, newspapers, and food blogs.